AMD Didn’t Require FSR Exclusivity With Starfield Deal

/ 9 months ago

With AMD’s Starfield partnership, there was concern over the fact that the game would exclusively feature the FSR upscaling technology with no choice of NVIDIA’s DLSS or Intel’s Xess. As it turns out this exclusivity wasn’t a demand of AMD’s and a choice of Bethesda.

Starfield Is Allowed To Add DLSS or Xess

As reported by The Verge, Frank Azor the AMD Gaming Chief has claimed that AMD did not demand Starfield to be AMD FSR exclusive claiming “If they want to do DLSS, they have AMD’s full support.” He claims that when they enter deals with publishers they do expect AMD features to be prioritized but it is only a request and not a demand meaning that publishers can freely implement DLSS or Xess technologies. The decision to prioritize FSR appears to be entirely on Bethesda and Azor says that it is primarily down to being able to use FSR on the AMD-powered Xbox Series X and S which the game is expected to be very popular with. DLSS doesn’t come into play here as it is exclusive to NVIDIA cards and even further RTX 40 series cards for DLSS 3 which is NVIDIA’s shortfall with this technology.


Starfield launches for early access on the 1st of September and fully on the 6th of September with FSR 2 technology with the newly revealed FSR 3 to likely come in a future update. Whether DLSS will also come in a future update is unclear, same goes for Xess.

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